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 for FSF
From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  FSF
         Free Software Foundation (org., GNU)
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  FSF
   /F?S?F/, abbrev.
  
      Common abbreviation (both spoken and written) for the name of the Free
      Software Foundation, a nonprofit educational association formed to support
      the GNU project.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Free Software Foundation
  FSF
  
      (FSF) An organisation devoted to the creation and
     dissemination of free software, i.e. software that is free
     from licensing fees or restrictions on use.  The Foundation's
     main work is supporting the GNU project, started by Richard
     Stallman (RMS), partly to proselytise for his position that
     information is community property and all software source
     should be shared.
  
     The GNU project has developed the GNU Emacs editor and a C
     compiler, gcc, replacements for many Unix utilities and many
     Unix-like+operating+system+({HURD">other tools.  A complete Unix-like operating system ({HURD)
     is in the works (April 1994).
  
     Software is distributed under the terms of the GNU General
     Public License, which also provides a good summary of the
     Foundation's goals and principles.  The Free Software
     Foundation raises most of its funds from distributing its
     software, although it is a charity rather than a company.
     Although the software is freely available (e.g. by FTP - see
     below) users are encouraged to support the work of the FSF by
     paying for their distribution service or by making donations.
  
     One of the slogans of the FSF is "Help stamp out software
     hoarding!"  This remains controversial because authors want to
     own, assign and sell the results of their labour.  However,
     many hackers who disagree with RMS have nevertheless
     cooperated to produce large amounts of high-quality software
     for free redistribution under the Free Software Foundation's
     imprimatur.
  
     See copyleft, General Public Virus, GNU archive site.
  
     ftp://ftp.gnu.ai.mit.edu)">(ftp://ftp.gnu.ai.mit.edu).
  
     Unofficial WWW pages: PDX
     http://cs.pdx.edu/~trent/gnu/)">(http://cs.pdx.edu/~trent/gnu/), DeLorie
     http://delorie.com/gnu/)">(http://delorie.com/gnu/).
  
     E-mail: .
  
     Address: Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Massachusetts
     Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
  
     Telephone: +1 (617) 876 3296.
  
     (1995-12-10)
  

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